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Comment: Wrong Example (Score 3, Interesting) 70

by samuisan (#42161809) Attached to: A Tale of Two Companies

The article is wrong, both companies were doomed by hopelessly incompetant managers who either failed to see the coming end of film, or else saw it but failed to act (exercise for the student to decide which is worse.)

It didn't have to be like this, look at Fuji to see how a company could switch its main product and survive.

Pity, so many people lost jobs because of a few retarded managers at the top of their companies.

Comment: Don't bet on it being so much more efficient (Score 2) 403

by samuisan (#41352981) Attached to: The Linux-Proof Processor That Nobody Wants

> It had better, since Atom currently provides about 1/4 of the power efficiency of the
> ARM processors that run IOS and Android devices.

Don't bet on it. The ARM design in itself is more efficient for sure, but Intel are frankly well ahead of anyone else in actual manufacture.

If they decide to build these with their Finfets and the latest node they have, then the gap between Intel Atoms and ARMs made at Samsung, TSMC or anyone else won't be so noticeable, unless that is that the Atoms actually pull ahead.

It will mean Intel using their latest high cost Fabs for Atoms though, rather than server or high end desktop chips.

Comment: Re:Bread, circusses and home owners (Score 1) 488

by samuisan (#34435152) Attached to: WikiLeaks Moves To Swiss Domain After DNS Takedown

Yes, because there were no billionairs in Roman times. Probably the whole value of the entire Roman empire was less than a billion (maybe a million considering inflation) so the difference between one billionair and one unemployed person now is greater than it could have been then.

FORTRAN is a good example of a language which is easier to parse using ad hoc techniques. -- D. Gries [What's good about it? Ed.]

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